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57th Vuelta a España

Spain, September 7- 29, 2002

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Stage 5 - September 11: El Ejido o Almeria - Sierra Nevada, 198 km

Trentin at the top in Sierra Nevada

Zarrabeitia into the lead as Sevilla gains time on GC favourites

By Jeff Jones

Trentin triumphs
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26 year old Guido Trentin (Cofidis) has won the biggest race of his career, taking today's first mountain stage finishing atop the 37 km climb of Sierra Nevada. Trentin profited from the work of BigMat's Felix Garcia Casas after the pair had attacked a small leading group with 7 km to go, with Trentin accelerating away in the final 500m to win by 8 seconds.

Crossing the line in fourth place was ONCE's Mikel Zarrabeitia, who took over the leader's jersey from teammate Joseba Beloki. The latter finished in the favourites group, but lost time to an animated Oscar Sevilla (Kelme), who gained 40 seconds and moved himself up to 5th in the general classification.

The stage was an important test to see who the contenders are in this year's Vuelta, and the outcome was quite an interesting reshuffle of the general classification. ONCE stayed on top with Zarrabeitia and Jaksche moving into first and third, but Trentin, Alexandre Vinokourov, Oscar Sevilla and Haimar Zubeldia also showed that they should be watched in the stages to come. On the other hand, Beloki, Igor Gonzalez, Heras, Casagrande, Mancebo, Simoni, Escartin and Casero are now between 1'30 and 2'40 behind.

How it unfolded

Peloton relaxed
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The fifth stage started in warm but slightly overcast conditions, with a hint of rain later in the stage. With the race set to explode on the final climb of Sierra Nevada (37 km at 5%), there was predictably an early breakaway of riders who for various reasons wanted to get ahead. One of them was mountains leader Mederic Clain (Cofidis), who knew if he could pick up points on the first two climbs then he would have an excellent chance of staying in the jersey at the end of the day, despite the 30 points on offer at Sierra Nevada. Clain succeeded in his aim, winning both the Cat. 2 Alto de Bérchules and the Cat. 3 Alto de Lanzarón, enabling him to remain in the jersey by two points from Guido Trentin at the end of the stage.

The rest of the break included Stéphane Berges (Ag2R), Oscar Laguna Garcia (Relax Fuenlabrada), Victor Hugo Peña (USPS), Jose Vicente Garcia Acosta (iBanesto), Rafael Diaz Justo (ONCE), and Jesus Manzano (Kelme). With several of the top teams there, including Diaz Justo as the virtual leader, the pressure was put on Saeco to keep things under control. The gap grew to around 7 minutes, put no further as the Saeco red train set a steady tempo at the front of the peloton for Gilberto Simoni and Danilo Di Luca.

Sevilla falls
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There were in the meantime several crashes in the peloton, including an early one involving Oscar Sevilla (who was shaken but unhurt) and a more serious one at 50 km to go involving Roberto Laiseka (Euskaltel). The lanky Basque rider hit his head quite hard and was bleeding heavily as he was taken away by ambulance. Fortunately he escaped without any major fractures or concussion, but his Vuelta is over.

By the foot of the climb to Sierra Nevada, the break's lead was just over 3 minutes as Fassa Bortolo joined Saeco in the chase. In the lead group, the attacks started right from the bottom in typical Spanish style as Manzano, then Garcia Acosta, Oscar Laguna and Manzano again took turns soloing off the front. Manzano stayed away until 15 km to go when he was passed by Luis Perez (Team Coast) and Alberto Lopez de Munain (Euskaltel) who had left the peloton on the wide roads in the first half of the climb. As they did so, two of the favourites Santiago Botero (Kelme) and David Millar (Cofidis) were fading off the back of the shrinking peloton, eventually losing 6'08 and 2'54 respectively.

Trentin and Garcia Casas
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The attacking became more frequent in the second half of the climb, with small groups continuously getting away but being reabsorbed by the bunch. Munain and Perez were caught as finally a group with Alex Vinokourov (Telekom), Pablo Lastras and Santi Blanco (iBanesto), Mikel Zarrabeitia and José Azevedo (ONCE), Aitor Gonzalez (Kelme), Haimar Zubeldia (Euskaltel), Guido Trentin (Cofidis), Felix Garcia Casas (BigMat), Rui Sousa (Maia) established itself in front of the peloton. With 8 kilometres to go they had a lead of 50 seconds, with Christian Vandevelde (USPS) trying to limit the damage in the peloton for his leader Roberto Heras.

At the 7 km to go banner Guido Trentin took off, with only Garcia Casas able to go with him. The pair worked together for a while until Garcia Casas took over, with Trentin seemingly in trouble but able to hang on. The group behind them started to split up but still had enough of an advantage to hold off the modestly sized peloton to the top of the mountain.

Joseba Beloki
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Finally with 5 km to go, Oscar Sevilla launched his attack from the peloton to put time into Beloki and the rest. Beloki, struggling a little with a knee injury after he hit his handlebars, was not able to match the acceleration, however his teammate Jörg Jaksche could, and sat behind Sevilla as he ate into the 1'10 lead of Trentin and Garcia Casas.

Sevilla has lost several kilos since the Tour in an attempt to improve his climbing, and it paid off today as he put 40 seconds into Beloki's group, finishing the stage in 7th place, 47 seconds behind the winner. If he can keep his form, he certainly looks like the best climber in the Vuelta. Also take note of Saeco's Danilo Di Luca, who put in a late burst in his 39x21, almost catching Sevilla and Jaksche at the top.

Zarrabeitia into the lead
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As the leaders of the stage Guido Trentin and Felix Garcia Casas neared the top of the climb, Trentin suddenly accelerated from behind Garcia Casas, who could not match it and had to concede defeat to the Italian, who took the stage win and came very close to the leader's jersey. However ONCE's Mikel Zarrabeitia had ridden well over the final part of the climb too, and only lost 10 seconds to Trentin which gave him the overall lead.

When it was all over, there was a considerable reordering of the classification as was expected, with tomorrow's stage from Granada to La Pandera promising more fireworks. The shorter steeper finishing climb of La Pandera will the lighter climbing types, and we could see Sevilla, Simoni, Mancebo and Heras in their element.

Photography

Photos by Yuzuru Sunada

Photos courtesy of AFP

  • Members of US Postal and other teams observe a minutes silence in memory of the victims of September 11
  • Mikel Zarrabeitia of the ONCE-Eroski team celebrates on the podium as new overall leader of the Vuelta 2002
  • Guido Trentin of Cofidis celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the fifth stage
  • Guido Trentin sprays champagne on the podium after winning the fifth stage of the Vuelta

Photos courtesy of Lavuelta.com

Results

1 Guido Trentin (Ita) Cofidis                                5.45.59 (34.336 km/h)
2 Félix Garcia Casas (Spa) Bigmat.Auber 93                      0.08
3 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                       0.10
4 Mikel Zarrabeitia (Spa) ONCE-Eroski
5 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Team Telekom                       0.28
6 Jörg Jaksche (Ger) ONCE-Eroski                                0.45
7 Oscar Sevilla (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                        0.47
8 Pablo Lastras (Spa) iBanesto.com
9 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport                      0.51
10 Rui Miguel Sousa (Por) Milaneza-MSS                          0.53
11 Aitor Gonzalez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                      0.58
12 Iban Mayo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                            1.13
13 Francisco Mancebo (Spa) iBanesto.com                         1.35
14 Fernando Escartin (Spa) Team Coast                           1.38
15 Francesco Casagrande (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
16 Joseba Beloki (Spa) ONCE-Eroski
17 José Azevedo (Por) ONCE-Eroski
18 Manuel Beltran (Spa) Team Coast
19 Gilberto Simoni (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport
20 Roberto Heras (Spa) US Postal Service                        1.45
21 Angel Casero (Spa) Team Coast                                1.49
22 Igor Gonzalez de Galdeano (Spa) ONCE-Eroski
23 Oscar Camenzind (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                 1.51
24 Klaus Möller (Den) Milaneza-MSS
25 David Etxebarria (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                     1.54
26 Dave Bruylandts (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites                       2.00
27 Pietro Caucchioli (Ita) Alessio                              2.20
28 Tadej Valjavec (Slo) Fassa Bortolo                           2.25
29 Ricardo Valdez (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria
30 Santiago Blanco (Spa) iBanesto.com                           2.46
31 Gorazd Stangelj (Slo) Fassa Bortolo
32 Marcos Serrano (Spa) ONCE-Eroski                             2.48
33 Joan Horrach (Spa) Milaneza-MSS
34 Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                   2.54
35 Sylvester Szymyd (Pol) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi
36 David Millar (GBr) Cofidis
37 Peter Luttenberger (Aut) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi                3.00
38 Aitor Kintana (Spa) Bigmat.Auber 93
39 José Garrido (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria                  3.17
40 Alberto Lopez De Munain (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi              3.21
41 José Gutierrez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                      3.23
42 J.Antonio Pecharroman (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria         3.25
43 Steven Kleynen (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites                        3.29
44 J.Antonio Flecha (Spa) iBanesto.com                          3.50
45 Juan Miguel Mercado (Spa) iBanesto.com
46 Fabian Jeker (Swi) Milaneza-MSS                              4.04
47 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Lampre-Daikin                       4.10
48 Rui Lavarinhas (Por) Milaneza-MSS
49 Daniel Atienza (Spa) Cofidis                                 4.29
50 Antonio Colom (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada                        4.33
51 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                  5.10
52 Simone Bertoletti (Ita) Lampre-Daikin
53 Carlos Garcia (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                       5.12
54 Ińigo Chaurreau (Spa) Ag2R Prevoyance                        5.38
55 Nacor Burgos (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada
56 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                          5.57
57 Massimiliano Lelli (Ita) Cofidis                             6.03
58 Santiago Botero (Col) Kelme-Costa Blanca                     6.08
59 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Ag2R Prevoyance                    6.43
60 Christian Vandevelde (USA) US Postal Service
61 Christophe Oriol (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                       8.13
62 David Plaza (Spa) Team Coast                                 8.38
63 Jose Luis Rebollo (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada                    8.47
64 Giuseppe Di Grande (Ita) Index Alexia                        9.07
65 David Cańada (Spa) Mapei-Quick Step                          9.33
66 Rafael Casero (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria                 9.35
67 Gerrit Glomser (Aut) Saeco-Longoni Sport
68 Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Alessio
69 Stephane Heulot (Fra) Bigmat.Auber 93                        9.44
70 Luis Perez (Spa) Team Coast                                 10.36
71 Jesus Maria Manzano (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                11.12
72 Antonio Tauler (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
73 Massimo Codol (Ita) Lampre-Daikin                           11.55
74 Vitoriano Fernandez (Spa) Milaneza-MSS
75 Pavel Tonkov (Rus) Lampre-Daikin
76 Dario David Cioni (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                    13.21
77 M.A. Martin Perdiguero (Spa) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo   13.30
78 Marco Velo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
79 Benoit Salmon (Fra) Phonak Hearing Systems
80 Nicolas Portal (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance
81 Sebastien Talabardon (Fra) Bigmat.Auber 93
82 Daniel Schnider (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems
83 Joao Silva (Por) Milaneza-MSS
84 Matthias Kessler (Ger) Team Telekom
85 Bingen Fernandez (Spa) Cofidis
86 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Domo-Farm Frites
87 Rafael Diaz Justo (Spa) ONCE-Eroski
88 Jorge Ferrio (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria
89 Carlos Torrent (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria
90 José Luis Rubiera (Spa) US Postal Service
91 Mikel Astarloza (Spa) Ag2R Prevoyance
92 José Iván Gutierrez (Spa) iBanesto.com
93 Gonzalo Bayarri (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems
94 Reto Bergmann (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems
95 J.Manuel Vazquez (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada
96 Juan José De Los Angeles (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca           14.21
97 Juan Carlos Dominguez (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems          14.33
98 Oscar Laguna (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada                        16.04
99 Mederic Clain (Fra) Cofidis                                 16.28
100 Iker Flores (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                        16.40
101 Mauro Zanetti (Ita) Alessio                                17.07
102 Aitor Osa (Spa) iBanesto.com
103 Santos Gonzalez (Spa) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo         20.28
104 Erik Zabel (Ger) Team Telekom                              21.14
105 Andrea Noe (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
106 Rolf Aldag (Ger) Team Telekom
107 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites
108 Nicola Loda (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
109 Gorka Gerrikagoitia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
110 Alberto Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
111 Mikel Pradera (Spa) ONCE-Eroski
112 Oscar Freire (Spa) Mapei-Quick Step
113 Patrick Calcagni (Swi) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi
114 Jon Odriozola (Spa) iBanesto.com
115 Serguei Smetanine (Rus) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria
116 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
117 Diego Ferrari (Ita) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi
118 Angel Edo (Spa) Milaneza-MSS
119 Steve De Wolf (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites
120 Igor Astarloa (Spa) Saeco-Longoni Sport
121 Jan Schaffrath (Ger) Team Telekom
122 Charles Wegelius (GBr) Mapei-Quick Step
123 Dmitri Fofonov (Kaz) Cofidis
124 Melchor Mauri (Spa) Milaneza-MSS
125 Robert Bartko (Ger) Team Telekom
126 Raffaele Ferrara (Ita) Alessio
127 Ińigo Cuesta (Spa) Cofidis
128 Aitor Garmendia (Spa) Team Coast
129 Victor Hugo Peńa (Col) US Postal Service
130 José Maestre (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada
131 Stéphane Berges (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance
132 Jan Hruska (Cze) ONCE-Eroski
133 Thierry Loder (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance
134 Mikel Artetxe (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
135 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport
136 José Garcia Acosta (Spa) iBanesto.com
137 Michael Barry (Can) US Postal Service                      23.58
138 Fabio Sacchi (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport
139 Germán Nieto (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada
140 Pedro Horrillo (Spa) Mapei-Quick Step
141 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team Telekom
142 Robert Sassone (Fra) Cofidis                               24.00
143 Alessio Galletti (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport                 24.15
144 Antonio Cruz (USA) US Postal Service                       24.28
145 Mario Scirea (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo            24.42
146 Leif Hoste (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites
147 Andrea Brognara (Ita) Alessio
148 Jan Svorada (Cze) Lampre-Daikin
149 Paolo Bossoni (Ita) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi
150 Andrej Hauptman (Slo) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi
151 Zbigniew Spruch (Pol) Lampre-Daikin
152 Dario Andriotto (Ita) Index Alexia
153 Steffen Kjaergaard (Nor) US Postal Service
154 Rubén Lobato Elvira (Spa) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo
155 Lauri Aus (Est) Ag2R Prevoyance
156 Cyril Saugrain (Fra) Bigmat.Auber 93
157 Mariano Piccoli (Ita) Lampre-Daikin                        24.47
158 Pietro Zucconi (Swi) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi
159 Juan Guillamon (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria
160 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Phonak Hearing Systems
161 Alberto Vinale (Ita) Alessio
162 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Domo-Farm Frites
163 Martín Garrido (Arg) Relax-Fuenlabrada
164 Johan Verstrepen (Bel) Lampre-Daikin
165 Andreas Klier (Ger) Team Telekom
166 Giovanni Lombardi (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo
167 Zoran Klemencic (Slo) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi
168 Andris Reiss (Lat) Index Alexia
169 Daniel Becke (Ger) Team Coast
170 Fabio Baldato (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
171 Angelo Furlan (Ita) Alessio
172 Alexei Sivakov (Rus) Bigmat.Auber 93
173 Davide Bramati (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
174 Elio Aggiano (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
175 Serguei Yakovlev (Kaz) Team Telekom
176 Milan Kadlec (Cze) Lampre-Daikin
177 Alessandro Guerra (Ita) Index Alexia
178 David Zabriskie (USA) US Postal Service
179 Denis Zanette (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
180 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Bigmat.Auber 93
181 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo         24.55
182 Guillaume Auger (Fra) Bigmat.Auber 93                      24.58
183 Jeroen Blijevens (Ned) Domo-Farm Frites                    25.22
184 Mario Cipollini (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo         25.25
185 Juan Fuentes (Spa) Saeco-Longoni Sport                     25.45
186 Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport           25.56
187 Guido Trenti (USA) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo            26.06
188 Matthew White (Aus) US Postal Service                      26.29
189 Dario Gadeo (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria                 26.42
190 Jaime Hernandez (Spa) Team Coast                           27.06
191 Marco Magnani (Ita) Index Alexia                           28.40
192 Corrado Serina (Ita) Index Alexia                          28.56
193 Daniele Galli (Ita) Index Alexia
194 Sven Teutenberg (Ger) Phonak Hearing Systems               32.49
195 Fabrizio Guidi (Ita) Team Coast                            37.00
DNS Paolo Savoldelli (Ita) Index Alexia
DNS Benjamín Noval (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada
DNF Martin Derganc (Slo) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo
DNF Xavier Jan (Fra) Bigmat.Auber 93
DNF Bram Tankink (Ned) Domo-Farm Frites
DNF Roberto Laiseka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
DNF Ivan Quaranta (Ita) Index Alexia
DNF Gabriele Balducci (Ita) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi
 
Points
 
1 Guido Trentin (Ita) Cofidis                                    25 pts
2 Félix Garcia Casas (Spa) Bigmat.Auber 93                       20
3 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                        16
4 Mikel Zarrabeitia (Spa) ONCE-Eroski                            14
5 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Team Telekom                        12
6 Jörg Jaksche (Ger) ONCE-Eroski                                 10
7 Oscar Sevilla (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                          9
8 Pablo Lastras (Spa) iBanesto.com                                8
9 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport                        7
10 Rui Miguel Sousa (Por) Milaneza-MSS                            6
11 Aitor Gonzalez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                        5
12 Iban Mayo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                              4
13 Francisco Mancebo (Spa) iBanesto.com                           3
14 Fernando Escartin (Spa) Team Coast                             2
15 Francesco Casagrande (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                       1
 
Mountains
 
Alto de Bérchules - Cat. 2, km 62
 
1 Mederic Clain (Fra) Cofidis                                    10 pts
2 Stéphane Berges (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                           7
3 Jesus Maria Manzano (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                    5
4 Oscar Laguna (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada                            3
5 José Garcia Acosta (Spa) iBanesto.com                           2
6 Victor Hugo Peńa (Col) US Postal Service                        1
 
 
Alto de Lanjarón - Cat. 3, km 118
 
1 Mederic Clain (Fra) Cofidis                                     6 pts
2 Jesus Maria Manzano (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                    4
3 Oscar Laguna (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada                            2
4 José Garcia Acosta (Spa) iBanesto.com                           1
 
 
Alto de Sierra Nevada - Cat. E, km 198
 
1 Guido Trentin (Ita) Cofidis                                    30 pts
2 Félix Garcia Casas (Spa) Bigmat.Auber 93                       25
3 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                        20
4 Mikel Zarrabeitia (Spa) ONCE-Eroski                            16
5 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Team Telekom                        12
6 Jörg Jaksche (Ger) ONCE-Eroski                                 10
7 Oscar Sevilla (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                          8
8 Pablo Lastras (Spa) iBanesto.com                                6
9 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport                        4
10 Rui Miguel Sousa (Por) Milaneza-MSS                            3
11 Aitor Gonzalez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                        2
12 Iban Mayo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                              1
 
Sprints
 
1 José Garcia Acosta (Spa) iBanesto.com                           4 pts
2 Mederic Clain (Fra) Cofidis                                     2
3 Oscar Laguna (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada                            1
 
 
Granada - km 159.5
1 Jesus Maria Manzano (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                    4 pts
2 José Garcia Acosta (Spa) iBanesto.com                           2
3 Mederic Clain (Fra) Cofidis                                     1
 
 
Pradollano - km 192.6
1 Félix Garcia Casas (Spa) Bigmat.Auber 93                        4 pts
2 Guido Trentin (Ita) Cofidis                                     2
3 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                         1
 
Teams
 
1 ONCE-Eroski                                               17.20.30
2 Euskaltel-Euskadi                                             0.44
3 Team Coast                                                    2.32
4 iBanesto.com                                                  2.35
5 Kelme-Costa Blanca
6 Milaneza-MSS                                                  2.59
7 Fassa Bortolo                                                 4.16
8 Cofidis                                                       4.50
9 Jazztel-Costa De Almeria                                      6.34
10 Saeco-Longoni Sport                                          9.31
11 Bigmat.Auber 93                                             10.19
12 Phonak Hearing Systems                                      15.42
13 Relax-Fuenlabrada                                           16.25
14 Domo-Farm Frites                                            16.26
15 Ag2R Prevoyance                                             18.01
16 Lampre-Daikin                                               18.42
17 US Postal Service                                           19.25
18 Tacconi Sport-Emmegi                                        24.35
19 Alessio                                                     26.29
20 Team Telekom                                                32.39
21 Mapei-Quick Step                                            41.35
22 Index Alexia                                                56.03
23 Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo                                56.07
 
General classification after stage 5
 
1 Mikel Zarrabeitia (Spa) ONCE-Eroski                       16.53.20
2 Guido Trentin (Ita) Cofidis                                   0.16
3 Jörg Jaksche (Ger) ONCE-Eroski                                0.35
4 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Team Telekom                       0.36
5 Oscar Sevilla (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                        0.52
6 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                       1.03
7 Aitor Gonzalez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
8 Pablo Lastras (Spa) iBanesto.com                              1.04
9 Félix Garcia Casas (Spa) Bigmat.Auber 93                      1.14
10 Joseba Beloki (Spa) ONCE-Eroski                              1.28
11 José Azevedo (Por) ONCE-Eroski
12 Igor Gonzalez de Galdeano (Spa) ONCE-Eroski                  1.39
13 Roberto Heras (Spa) US Postal Service                        1.49
14 Francesco Casagrande (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                     1.51
15 Francisco Mancebo (Spa) iBanesto.com                         1.52
16 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport                     1.54
17 Iban Mayo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                            2.06
18 Manuel Beltran (Spa) Team Coast                              2.07
19 Fernando Escartin (Spa) Team Coast
20 Angel Casero (Spa) Team Coast                                2.18
21 Oscar Camenzind (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                 2.28
22 Klaus Möller (Den) Milaneza-MSS                              2.35
23 Tadej Valjavec (Slo) Fassa Bortolo                           2.38
24 Marcos Serrano (Spa) ONCE-Eroski
25 Gilberto Simoni (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport                    2.41
26 David Etxebarria (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                     2.47
27 Santiago Blanco (Spa) iBanesto.com                           3.03
28 David Millar (GBr) Cofidis                                   3.10
29 José Gutierrez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                      3.22
30 Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                   3.31
31 Joan Horrach (Spa) Milaneza-MSS                              3.32
32 Pietro Caucchioli (Ita) Alessio                              3.34
33 Ricardo Valdez (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria                3.36
34 Rui Miguel Sousa (Por) Milaneza-MSS                          3.42
35 Sylvester Szymyd (Pol) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi                  3.57
36 Peter Luttenberger (Aut) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi                4.03
37 Aitor Kintana (Spa) Bigmat.Auber 93                          4.06
38 Juan Miguel Mercado (Spa) iBanesto.com                       4.07
39 J.Antonio Flecha (Spa) iBanesto.com
40 José Garrido (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria                  4.28
41 Dave Bruylandts (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites                       4.35
42 J.Antonio Pecharroman (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria         4.36
43 Daniel Atienza (Spa) Cofidis                                 4.45
44 Fabian Jeker (Swi) Milaneza-MSS                              4.48
45 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Lampre-Daikin                       4.54
46 Rui Lavarinhas (Por) Milaneza-MSS
47 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                  5.15
48 Carlos Garcia (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                       5.17
49 Steven Kleynen (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites                        5.42
50 Antonio Colom (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada                        5.54
51 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                          6.10
52 Santiago Botero (Col) Kelme-Costa Blanca                     6.13
53 Massimiliano Lelli (Ita) Cofidis                             6.19
54 Christian Vandevelde (USA) US Postal Service                 6.47
55 Ińigo Chaurreau (Spa) Ag2R Prevoyance                        6.54
56 Nacor Burgos (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada                         6.59
57 Simone Bertoletti (Ita) Lampre-Daikin                        8.26
58 David Plaza (Spa) Team Coast                                 9.07
59 Alberto Lopez De Munain (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi              9.22
60 Christophe Oriol (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                       9.29
61 Gorazd Stangelj (Slo) Fassa Bortolo                          9.58
62 David Cańada (Spa) Mapei-Quick Step                         10.05
63 Jose Luis Rebollo (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada                   10.08
64 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Ag2R Prevoyance                   10.16
65 Gerrit Glomser (Aut) Saeco-Longoni Sport                    10.40
66 Rafael Casero (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria                10.46
67 Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Alessio                           10.49
68 Stephane Heulot (Fra) Bigmat.Auber 93                       10.50
69 Luis Perez (Spa) Team Coast                                 11.05
70 Jesus Maria Manzano (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                11.17
71 Giuseppe Di Grande (Ita) Index Alexia                       11.35
72 Pavel Tonkov (Rus) Lampre-Daikin                            12.39
73 Vitoriano Fernandez (Spa) Milaneza-MSS
74 José Luis Rubiera (Spa) US Postal Service                   13.34
75 Antonio Tauler (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
76 Matthias Kessler (Ger) Team Telekom                         13.38
77 Marco Velo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                              13.43
78 José Iván Gutierrez (Spa) iBanesto.com                      13.47
79 M.A. Martin Perdiguero (Spa) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo   14.03
80 Benoit Salmon (Fra) Phonak Hearing Systems                  14.07
81 Gonzalo Bayarri (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems
82 Joao Silva (Por) Milaneza-MSS                               14.14
83 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Domo-Farm Frites                    14.19
84 Juan José De Los Angeles (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca           14.26
85 Sebastien Talabardon (Fra) Bigmat.Auber 93                  14.36
86 Reto Bergmann (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                  14.38
87 Carlos Torrent (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria               14.41
88 Jorge Ferrio (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria
89 Mikel Astarloza (Spa) Ag2R Prevoyance                       14.46
90 Massimo Codol (Ita) Lampre-Daikin                           14.56
91 Juan Carlos Dominguez (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems          15.10
92 Rafael Diaz Justo (Spa) ONCE-Eroski                         15.37
93 J.Manuel Vazquez (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada                    16.44
94 Aitor Osa (Spa) iBanesto.com                                17.24
95 Oscar Laguna (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada                        17.25
96 Mederic Clain (Fra) Cofidis                                 17.27
97 Iker Flores (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                         17.33
98 Mauro Zanetti (Ita) Alessio                                 18.21
99 Bingen Fernandez (Spa) Cofidis                              18.59
100 Dario David Cioni (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                   19.28
101 Daniel Schnider (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems               19.58
102 Santos Gonzalez (Spa) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo         21.01
103 Erik Zabel (Ger) Team Telekom                              21.16
104 Nicola Loda (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                            21.27
105 Ińigo Cuesta (Spa) Cofidis                                 21.30
106 Jon Odriozola (Spa) iBanesto.com                           21.31
107 José Garcia Acosta (Spa) iBanesto.com                      21.35
108 Oscar Freire (Spa) Mapei-Quick Step                        21.40
109 Aitor Garmendia (Spa) Team Coast                           21.43
110 Andrea Noe (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                          21.46
111 Angel Edo (Spa) Milaneza-MSS                               21.52
112 Diego Ferrari (Ita) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi                   22.17
113 Igor Astarloa (Spa) Saeco-Longoni Sport
114 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport
115 Victor Hugo Peńa (Col) US Postal Service                   23.35
116 Rolf Aldag (Ger) Team Telekom                              23.39
117 Jan Schaffrath (Ger) Team Telekom
118 Melchor Mauri (Spa) Milaneza-MSS                           23.43
119 Mikel Artetxe (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                      24.24
120 Jan Hruska (Cze) ONCE-Eroski                               24.33
121 José Maestre (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada                       24.52
122 Michael Barry (Can) US Postal Service                      24.58
123 Fabio Sacchi (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport                     25.01
124 Davide Bramati (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                      25.19
125 Milan Kadlec (Cze) Lampre-Daikin                           25.31
126 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Domo-Farm Frites                     25.36
127 Paolo Bossoni (Ita) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi                   25.39
128 Raffaele Ferrara (Ita) Alessio                             25.51
129 Mario Cipollini (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo         25.52
130 Juan Guillamon (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria
131 Andreas Klier (Ger) Team Telekom                           25.54
132 Mikel Pradera (Spa) ONCE-Eroski                            25.56
133 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo         26.07
134 Elio Aggiano (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                        26.26
135 Giovanni Lombardi (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo       26.29
136 Robert Bartko (Ger) Team Telekom                           26.57
137 Guido Trenti (USA) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo            27.08
138 Steve De Wolf (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites                       27.17
139 Serguei Yakovlev (Kaz) Team Telekom                        27.20
140 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Phonak Hearing Systems                  28.01
141 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                    28.35
142 Juan Fuentes (Spa) Saeco-Longoni Sport                     29.05
143 Mario Scirea (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo            29.15
144 Dmitri Fofonov (Kaz) Cofidis                               29.35
145 Dario Gadeo (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria                 29.39
146 Pietro Zucconi (Swi) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi                  29.41
147 Serguei Smetanine (Rus) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria           30.30
148 David Zabriskie (USA) US Postal Service                    30.37
149 Fabio Baldato (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                          31.03
150 Germán Nieto (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada                       31.10
151 Nicolas Portal (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                       31.13
152 Mariano Piccoli (Ita) Lampre-Daikin                        31.14
153 Johan Verstrepen (Bel) Lampre-Daikin                       31.22
154 Cyril Saugrain (Fra) Bigmat.Auber 93                       31.23
155 Alessio Galletti (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport                 31.55
156 Steffen Kjaergaard (Nor) US Postal Service                 32.00
157 Denis Zanette (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                          32.14
158 Robert Sassone (Fra) Cofidis                               32.21
159 Marco Magnani (Ita) Index Alexia                           32.32
160 Andrej Hauptman (Slo) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi                 32.59
161 Jaime Hernandez (Spa) Team Coast                           33.26
162 Jan Svorada (Cze) Lampre-Daikin                            33.59
163 Charles Wegelius (GBr) Mapei-Quick Step                    34.23
164 Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport           34.43
165 Alessandro Guerra (Ita) Index Alexia                       37.55
166 Alberto Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                   38.34
167 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team Telekom                          38.42
168 Patrick Calcagni (Swi) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi                38.44
169 Stéphane Berges (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                      38.57
170 Thierry Loder (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance
171 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites                   40.16
172 Pedro Horrillo (Spa) Mapei-Quick Step                      40.57
173 Antonio Cruz (USA) US Postal Service                       40.59
174 Gorka Gerrikagoitia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                41.08
175 Daniel Becke (Ger) Team Coast                              41.43
176 Martín Garrido (Arg) Relax-Fuenlabrada                     41.45
177 Leif Hoste (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites                          41.58
178 Alexei Sivakov (Rus) Bigmat.Auber 93                       42.20
179 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Bigmat.Auber 93
180 Angelo Furlan (Ita) Alessio                                42.22
181 Andrea Brognara (Ita) Alessio                              42.23
182 Lauri Aus (Est) Ag2R Prevoyance                            42.25
183 Alberto Vinale (Ita) Alessio                               42.28
184 Guillaume Auger (Fra) Bigmat.Auber 93                      42.31
185 Andris Reiss (Lat) Index Alexia                            43.42
186 Zbigniew Spruch (Pol) Lampre-Daikin                        43.52
187 Sven Teutenberg (Ger) Phonak Hearing Systems               44.11
188 Jeroen Blijevens (Ned) Domo-Farm Frites                    44.18
189 Matthew White (Aus) US Postal Service                      44.47
190 Zoran Klemencic (Slo) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi                 49.42
191 Dario Andriotto (Ita) Index Alexia                         50.08
192 Daniele Galli (Ita) Index Alexia                           51.59
193 Fabrizio Guidi (Ita) Team Coast                            53.50
194 Corrado Serina (Ita) Index Alexia                          54.32
195 Rubén Lobato Elvira (Spa) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo   1.00.23
 
Points classification
 
1 Erik Zabel (Ger) Team Telekom                                   56 pts
2 Mario Cipollini (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo              50
3 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                         41
4 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport                        32
5 Angel Edo (Spa) Milaneza-MSS                                    32
6 Guido Trentin (Ita) Cofidis                                     27
7 Félix Garcia Casas (Spa) Bigmat.Auber 93                        24
8 Oscar Freire (Spa) Mapei-Quick Step                             22
9 Gerrit Glomser (Aut) Saeco-Longoni Sport                        19
10 Jan Svorada (Cze) Lampre-Daikin                                18
11 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                        17
12 Paolo Bossoni (Ita) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi                       17
13 Oscar Camenzind (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                   16
14 Mikel Zarrabeitia (Spa) ONCE-Eroski                            14
15 Juan Guillamon (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria                  14
16 Aitor Gonzalez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                        13
17 Dario Gadeo (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria                     12
18 Germán Nieto (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada                           12
19 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Team Telekom                        12
20 Sven Teutenberg (Ger) Phonak Hearing Systems                   12
21 Jörg Jaksche (Ger) ONCE-Eroski                                 10
22 Oscar Sevilla (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                         10
23 Pablo Lastras (Spa) iBanesto.com                               10
24 Nicola Loda (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                10
25 Angelo Furlan (Ita) Alessio                                    10
 
Mountains classification
 
1 Mederic Clain (Fra) Cofidis                                     32 pts
2 Guido Trentin (Ita) Cofidis                                     30
3 Félix Garcia Casas (Spa) Bigmat.Auber 93                        25
4 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                         20
5 Mikel Zarrabeitia (Spa) ONCE-Eroski                             16
6 Oscar Laguna (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada                            15
7 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Team Telekom                         12
8 Germán Nieto (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada                            12
9 Jörg Jaksche (Ger) ONCE-Eroski                                  10
10 Jesus Maria Manzano (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                    9
11 Oscar Sevilla (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                          8
12 Dave Bruylandts (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites                          8
13 Stéphane Berges (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                           7
14 Pablo Lastras (Spa) iBanesto.com                                6
15 Klaus Möller (Den) Milaneza-MSS                                 6
16 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport                        4
17 David Etxebarria (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                        4
18 Vitoriano Fernandez (Spa) Milaneza-MSS                          4
19 Rui Miguel Sousa (Por) Milaneza-MSS                             3
20 Aitor Kintana (Spa) Bigmat.Auber 93                             3
21 José Garcia Acosta (Spa) iBanesto.com                           3
22 Aitor Gonzalez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                         2
23 José Azevedo (Por) ONCE-Eroski                                  2
24 Daniel Atienza (Spa) Cofidis                                    2
25 Iban Mayo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                               1
 
Regularity classification
 
1 Guido Trentin (Ita) Cofidis                                     10
2 Félix Garcia Casas (Spa) Bigmat.Auber 93                        19
3 Mikel Zarrabeitia (Spa) ONCE-Eroski                             20
4 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                         21
5 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Team Telekom                         30
6 Jörg Jaksche (Ger) ONCE-Eroski                                  33
7 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport                        36
8 Oscar Sevilla (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                          38
9 Aitor Gonzalez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                         45
10 Pablo Lastras (Spa) iBanesto.com                               45
11 Iban Mayo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                              84
12 Rui Miguel Sousa (Por) Milaneza-MSS                            86
13 Dave Bruylandts (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites                        102
14 Jesus Maria Manzano (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                  118
15 Mederic Clain (Fra) Cofidis                                   125
16 Vitoriano Fernandez (Spa) Milaneza-MSS                        126
17 Oscar Laguna (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada                          155
18 José Garcia Acosta (Spa) iBanesto.com                         160
19 Germán Nieto (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada                          176
 
Teams classification
 
1 ONCE-Eroski                                               50.42.03
2 Kelme-Costa Blanca                                            3.14
3 Euskaltel-Euskadi                                             3.53
4 iBanesto.com                                                  3.56
5 Team Coast                                                    4.23
6 Fassa Bortolo                                                 5.19
7 Milaneza-MSS                                                  5.35
8 Cofidis                                                       6.02
9 Jazztel-Costa De Almeria                                     10.31
10 Saeco-Longoni Sport                                         13.04
11 Bigmat.Auber 93                                             14.07
12 Phonak Hearing Systems                                      17.57
13 Domo-Farm Frites                                            19.17
14 US Postal Service                                           20.07
15 Relax-Fuenlabrada                                           20.52
16 Lampre-Daikin                                               21.18
17 Ag2R Prevoyance                                             22.19
18 Tacconi Sport-Emmegi                                        27.56
19 Alessio                                                     30.35
20 Team Telekom                                                33.27
21 Mapei-Quick Step                                            43.35
22 Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo                                58.04
23 Index Alexia                                              1.07.32